Friday, September 13, 2013
Expansion of Islamabad
Dawn News reported here that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s plan of cutting through the Margalla Hills for the expansion of Islamabad city has drawn severe criticism and has been termed an ‘environmental disaster’.
The project is currently at its initial stage, but if the federal government decides to implement it, Islamabad would be expanded beyond the Margalla Hills. The new site will be connected through a tunnel.
Ms Helga Ahmad, who has been working for the protection of the capital’s environment for the past two decades, said the city was already suffering from acute water shortage because of its depleting water resources.
She said the city’s expansion towards Margalla foothills had reduced the underground water table to dangerous levels.
You can watch Ms. Helga here on the water politics of Islamabad.
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